noun Date: 1561 1. a. a mutual exchange b. a return in kind or of like value 2. an alternating motion • reciprocative adjective

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  • Reciprocation — Re*cip ro*ca tion (r[ e]*s[i^]p r[ o]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. reciprocatio: cf. F. r[ e]ciprocation.] 1. The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness. [1913 Webster] 2. Alternate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reciprocation — index exchange, interchange, mutuality, quid pro quo, reciprocity, reply, reprisal, retribution, revenge …   Law dictionary

  • reciprocation — (n.) 1520s, from L. reciprocationem (nom. reciprocatio) retrogression, alternation, ebb, noun of action from pp. stem of reciprocare move back and forth, from reciprocus (see RECIPROCAL (Cf. reciprocal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reciprocation — Reciprocation, ou Retour, Reciprocatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • réciprocation — (ré si pro ka sion) s. f. 1°   Action par laquelle on reçoit la pareille. •   La réciprocation d idées dont on parle ne se trouve point dans la pratique des thèmes, DUMARS. Oeuv. t. I, p. 128. 2°   Ancien terme de physique. Réciprocation du… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • reciprocation — noun a) The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindness. ... the same pendulum alwayes maketh its reciprocations in equall times. b) Alternate recurrence or action; as, the… …   Wiktionary

  • reciprocation — /ri sip reuh kay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of reciprocating. 2. a returning, usually for something given. 3. a mutual giving and receiving. 4. the state of being reciprocal or corresponding. [1520 30; < L reciprocation (s. of… …   Universalium

  • reciprocation — reciprocate ► VERB ▪ respond to (a gesture, action, or emotion) with a corresponding one. DERIVATIVES reciprocation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reciprocation — In prosthodontics, the means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part. [L. reciprocare, pp. reciprocatus, to move back and forth] * * * re·cip·ro·ca·tion (re sip″ro kaґshən) [L.… …   Medical dictionary

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